Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon, and also its largest metropolis and main seaport. It is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Situated on the Mediterranean at the midway point of Lebanon's coastline, Beirut is the country's seat of government and major economic center. It has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years, and is sometimes nicknamed the "Paris of the East." Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Beirut.
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In August 2020, Beirut was shaken by a huge explosion at its port, leaving at least 204 people dead and 300,000 homeless. Local artist Hayat Nazer decided to transform the debris from the explosion into a sculpture. She speaks with DW about merging art and political activism and fighting back against corruption in Lebanon.